Spain and Sweden have become familiar foes in recent years and faced one another twice in the qualifying fixtures for this tournament.
La Roja have a decent pedigree in this competition, however, the general consensus is that their squad is significantly weaker this time around and Luis Enrique’s decision to completely alienate all Real Madrid players is one that could potentially back-fire. Their preparations have also been hampered by COVID-19 with two players including Sergio Busquets testing positive.
However, they do have home advantage and they should enjoy playing this game in Seville.
Sweden will play their tried and trusted 4-4-2 formation under Janne Andersson and despite the injury to Zlatan, they should still cause problems for the majority of teams. They have plenty of zip and strength in the final third and it’s hard to see them drawing a blank here. Spain’s preparations have been far from ideal, and Sweden are far from ideal opposition.
Both teams could find a way onto the score-sheet as a result.